Kenya Wildlife Safari with Laura Aubrey-Cook

with Tanzania extension
Oct 4-16, 2019 / 13 DAYS

Wondrous wildlife, stunning landscapes—this African nation has it all.

Kenya’s landscapes are teeming with animals of all spots and stripes, from speedy cheetahs to majestic herds of zebras. On this thrilling Kenya tour, …

Your package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches
  • 9 dinners
  • 1 guided sightseeing tour
  • 7 game drives
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • 4x4 land cruiser safari vehicle

Included highlights

Giraffe Manor, Karen Blixen Estate, Aberdare National Park, Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 45 minutes daily across mostly flat terrain, including some paved roads, unpaved trails and dirt paths.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 04: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Nairobi today.

Nairobi / 2 NIGHTS

Oct 05: Arrival in Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya! Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel.

Oct 06: Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Estate

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Climb into 4x4 land cruisers and set out to tour the Karen Blixen Estate and visit the Giraffe Center, a preserve dedicated to raising rare giraffes. • Climb to the tree house deck and feed giraffes by hand • Learn about preservation efforts put in place to increase the giraffe population • Tour the Karen Blixen Estate, a former coffee plantation where the author lived for several years, as described in her novel “Out of Africa” Tonight, get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Aberdare National Park / 1 NIGHT

Oct 07: Transfer to Aberdare National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take in sweeping views of the countryside and pass pineapple and coffee plantations as you journey to the forested foothills of Mount Kenya. On the way, stop at Aberdare Country Club for lunch. After, enjoy wildlife viewing at your lodge near Aberdare National Park.

Great Rift Valley / 2 NIGHTS

Oct 08: Transfer to Lake Naivasha

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

En route to the Great Rift Valley region, stop at the Equator to experience the famed Coriolis effect. Then, head on to Lake Naivasha for lunch and an optional nature walk.

Oct 09: Lake Nakuru

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Lake Nakuru, one of the "soda lakes" of the Rift Valley where flamingoes make their home. • Take game drives in 4x4 land cruisers through Lake Nakuru National Park • Keep an eye out for wildlife like zebras, monkeys and rhinos, both the elusive black and white varieties

Masai Mara / 2 NIGHTS

Oct 10: Transfer to Masai Mara

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue through the Great Rift Valley as you travel to the land of the Masai warriors, the Masai Mara, for a series of game drives. • Watch for the famous Big Five of African safaris —leopards, rhinos, Cape buffalo, lions and elephants • Admire the rolling hills, waving savanna grasses and acacia trees

Oct 11: Game drive

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head out at both early morning and sunset on game drives in hopes of spotting lions, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, impalas, elephants, warthogs, cheetahs and wildebeest.

Nairobi / 1 NIGHT

Oct 12: Transfer to Nairobi

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Masai Mara, then enjoy the incredible scenery as you travel through the Great Rift Valley back to Nairobi.

Amboseli / 3 NIGHTS

Oct 13: Transfer to Amboseli

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel south to Amboseli National Park, which sits against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Then, set out on an afternoon game drive keeping an eye out for lions, baboons, cheetahs, hippos, wildebeest and elephants.

Oct 14: Game drives

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head out on a day of game drives and marvel at the park’s huge herds of elephants, as well as ostriches, leopards, lions and rhinos.  Later, celebrate your adventure at a farewell dinner in Amboseli.

Oct 15: Travel to Nairobi & departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to Nairobi for your flight home, or extend your stay to explore Tanzania.

Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 16: Travel day

Arrive home after your overnight flight.

Extension / Starting from $1899 pp

Tanzania / 6 NIGHTS

The timeless plains stretch as far as the eye can see. Herds of animals roam as they did before humankind. The mighty Masai endure as they have for centuries. Time seems to stand still in the wilds of Tanzania, yet every day on this extension is thrilling and new. Experience the best of this bewitching country, from the wildlife-rich Tarangire to the legendary Serengeti to the “Garden of Eden” at Ngorongoro Crater.

Oct 15: Tarangire National Park via Arusha

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stop in Arusha on your way to Tarangire National Park where you’ll marvel at one of Africa’s largest herds of elephants and keep watch for over 500 bird species. Later, set out on an afternoon game drive.

Oct 16: Transfer to Serengeti

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to the Serengeti, stopping en route in Olduvai Gorge for a guided tour of this “Cradle of Mankind,” where Louis and Mary Leakey excavated 1.8 million-year-old human fossil fragments in 1959.

Oct 17: Game drive

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set out on a day of game drives through the Central Serengeti’s rich ecosystems and endless plains, keeping watch for the Big Five.

Oct 18: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. There, set out on a game drive, looking out for lions, black rhinos and cheetahs.

Oct 19: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to the Nairobi airport via Arusha for your flight home.

Oct 20: Travel day

Arrive home after your overnight flight.

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